The College of Engineering’s Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program provides students the opportunity to collaborate on teams that are both multidisciplinary and multi-cohort in order to tackle complex projects that span multiple semesters. Through this, students develop both the team science and technical skills needed to create impactful breakthroughs and be effective in the workplace. To this end, students receive training in professional development and are mentored on authentic design and research projects, bolstering their abilities and confidence in addressing complex problems. VIP projects provide students an opportunity to learn different aspects of engineering, communication, business, and project management, and how all are important for success and impact.

This valuable program would not be possible without the support of our corporate partners -

Air Force Research Laboratory

DLS Electronics

Epiq Solutions

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

HP Labs – Palo Alto

International Commission on Stratigraphy

National Science Foundation

Purdue Consoritium for Scalable Manufacturing of Aware Responsive Thin (SMART) Films


By sponsoring VIP, your company will have the opportunity to significantly prepare students for employment and advance your recruiting on campus. To become a Corporate Partner contact Dr. Carla Zoltowski, VIP Director.